Twitter Has Issues With Elon Musk’s Super Bowl Seating Partner

by Dave McQuilling; Edited by News Gate Team

Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, is making headlines once again after being seen seated close to media magnate Rupert Murdoch. Over the past six months, a Frenchman who makes a profession selling luggage has displaced Musk as the “World’s Richest Man.” The dropping share price of Tesla is mostly to blame for his losses. Prior to his financial troubles, the tycoon had paid $44 billion for the social networking site Twitter. As a result of the contentious acquisition, Musk has gained a reputation for being rather polarizing.

Musk looking smug© Pool/Getty Images

Musk continues to be one of the most powerful and influential persons on the planet, despite falling one spot in the ranks of the world’s financial powerhouses. Another controversial person, who has arguably been influencing public opinion and political results for decades with his global media empire, is seated next to him. NewsCorp, which in turn owns hundreds of newspapers and TV stations globally, is owned by 91-year-old Rupert Murdoch. He owns The Sun, The Times, The Washington Post, The New York Post, Fox News, and Sky News, among other publications. Murdoch once owned MySpace as well as 21st Century Fox before it was sold to Disney.

Murdoch’s political influence is such that he is often described as a “Kingmaker,” and that’s also the name the BBC chose for the first episode of a three-part biopic on him. In short, Murdoch is also an unfathomably powerful and influential man. So what were two of the world’s most powerful people doing sitting next to each other in Phoenix? They were more than likely just enjoying the game. But that didn’t discourage the people of Twitter, who went wild after an announcer pointed the pair out on TV.

Twitter Is Not Happy With The Seating Arrangements

Rupert Murdoch© Kathy Hutchins/Shutterstock

The pair’s seating together has drawn numerous comments on Twitter, the bulk of which have speculated that it might be proof of Musk’s right-wing political membership. With the exception of a few tweets prior to the 2022 midterm elections, Musk has largely kept his political views private. Musk claims to have voted Democratic in the past, including for Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton, in a few of those tweets. Musk additionally asserts that he contributed to Clinton’s campaign.

One user, “DanzW0rld,” responded to the commentary with the line: “Mans [sic] said “brilliant minds” and was talking about Rupert Murdoch and Elon Musk have some shame.” Meanwhile, a user who goes by Jimmy posted the sarcastic take, “Rupert Murdoch and Elon Musk taking in the Super Bowl together. Two apolitical billionaires without similar agendas or beliefs just being dudes.” Joining them was Pat, whoe commented, “The supervillain suite at the #Superbowl includes Elon Musk and Rupert Murdoch. Two people equally uninterested in free speech.” Mike Ritter decided to have a bit of fun with it and tweeted the initially benign-sounding “Rupert Murdoch and Elon Musk enjoying #SuperBowlLVI” along with a shot of Hitler and Mussolini riding in the back of a Mercedes.

Musk has previously been sighted in an upscale setting at a major sporting event with a really influential international figure. The tycoon and Jared Kushner, a former adviser and current son-in-law of President Donald Trump, were spotted together at the World Cup final in Qatar last year. It is also important to note that because these are big events with limited VIP spaces, there is a significant likelihood that important political, media, and business players will be seated next to each other.

by Dave McQuilling; Edited by News Gate Team

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